Yasmeen Hassan

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She grew up all over the East Coast, but went to school in Tucson at the University of Arizona (Bear Down!). After graduating, Yasmeen moved to Phoenix to work in television, producing and reporting for Good Morning Arizona. She is excited about meeting new people, facing new challenges, and taking in everything that the Tri-Cities area has to offer. Yasmeen says the best part of her job is connecting to the community everyday.   YasmeenH@kvewtv.com @YasmeenKAPPKVEW https://www.facebook.com/YasmeenNews

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Blue Creek fire likely human-caused

Blue Creek Fire

Officials say a wildfire that has burned one home and torched nearly 6 square miles in southeastern Washington was likely human-caused.
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State appeals to pay $1.3 million in competency case

Jail Cell

Washington state health officials are appealing a federal court order to pay $1.3 million in attorney's fees to lawyers of mentally ill defendants who sued the state for warehousing them in jails.
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Oregon underestimated Medicaid expansion price tag

Affordable Care Act

Amid the embarrassing collapse of Cover Oregon, the state's failed health insurance enrollment website, then-Gov. John Kitzhaber and lawmakers found solace in an unrelated success -- a massive hike in enrollment in the Oregon Health Plan.
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What's next for Washington's education lawsuit

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The new state budget makes a $1.3 billion down payment toward fully paying the cost of basic education in Washington. But even the lawmakers who crafted the budget do not expect the Supreme Court to be satisfied with their progress toward fulfilling the court's order on dollars for K-12 schools.
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Female inmate dies in Spokane County Jail

  A Spokane County sheriff's spokesman says a female inmate has died in the Spokane County Jail. A Spokane County sheriff's spokesman says a female inmate has died in the Spokane County Jail.  
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Washington state man found dead in Idaho lake

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  Authorities in northern Idaho have recovered the body of a Washington state man from Lake Coeur d'Alene. Authorities in northern Idaho have recovered the body of a Washington state man from Lake Coeur d'Alene.  
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Lawmakers extend tax break on electric vehicles

Electric Car Charging Station

Lawmakers have extended a sales tax break on electric vehicle purchases to 2019 with some changes.
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Seattle officials crack down on unlicensed marijuana stores

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Fifteen unlicensed King County marijuana shops are on notice that they are violating the law.
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Interim president named at WSU

WSU Cougars

  The Washington State University Board of Regents has named Daniel Bernardo as interim president of the Pullman-based school. The Washington State University Board of Regents has named Daniel Bernardo as interim president of the Pullman-based school.  
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Seattle City Council considers gun violence tax on gun sales

TSA Gun 2015

The Seattle City Council is considering a new tax on gun sellers to collect money for gun violence prevention and research on how to reduce the impact of gun violence on the city and its residents.
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Lawmakers scramble to pass state operating budget

WA Legislature

  Washington lawmakers are expected to start voting on a state operating budget a day before a deadline to avert a partial government shutdown. Washington lawmakers are expected to start voting on a state operating budget a day before a deadline to avert a partial government shutdown.  
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NAACP Leader Misconduct

Rachel Dolezal

An independent investigation by the city of Spokane has found that Rachel Dolezal, who resigned as president of the Spokane NAACP over a flap about her racial identity, acted improperly and violated government rules while head of the city's volunteer police ombudsman commission.
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Record heat causes US 195 near Spokane to split

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  Record heat in the Spokane area damaged a portion of US Highway 195. Record heat in the Spokane area damaged a portion of US Highway 195.  
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Attempted robbery at Yakima Arcade

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A man tried to rob the Yakima Arcade at 21 South Front Street around 2:30 a.m. on Friday.
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Washington legislators return to work

Washington Legislature

After a four-day break, Washington lawmakers have returned to work for a special session to resolve the state's budget debate and other pending matters.
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Gov. Inslee signs Sheena's Law

  Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a law to allow family members to request notification from police when confiscated guns are returned. Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a law to allow family members to request notification from police when confiscated guns are returned.  
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County auditor will not allow district voting in Pasco

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  The auditor for Franklin County says he will not allow Pasco City Council candidates to be elected by districts in the general election. The auditor for Franklin County says he will not allow Pasco City Council candidates to be elected by districts in the general election.
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Free 'Make Music Day' festival coming in June

  A free annual festival celebrating music and music-making is coming to New York and more than 20 other U.S. cities. A free annual festival celebrating music and music-making is coming to New York and more than 20 other U.S. cities.  
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Washington exchange signs 170,000 for insurance

Washington Healthplanfinder

About 170,000 Washington residents bought insurance through the state's health care exchange during open enrollment that ended last week.
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Inslee calls for legislative action

Gov. Inslee

In a brief Earth Day address delivered from the state Capitol grounds, Gov. Jay Inslee said the Legislature's impending special session should be used to advance an environment-friendly agenda.
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